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'Starfish' of the industry turning out for international seafood conference.

`Starfish' of the Industry Turning Out For International Seafood Conference

Where the Red Star once ruled, stars of the world seafood industry will appear for the capitalist extravaganza of the 13th International Seafood Conference in Budapest, Hungary, Oct. 28-31.

One of the stellar attractions will be a half-day special program Monday, Oct. 29th: The World of Shrimp. Bill Chauvin, president of Shrimp World USA, will lead the program, and other participants hail from all over the world. They include:

* Dr. Suraswadi Plodgrasop, director general of the Thai Department of Fisheries, on growing shrimp production in Thailand.

* B. Ivanov of the All Union Research Institute of Marine Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO) in the USSR, on the Soviet shrimp fishery.

* Gilberto Escobar, executive president of Cosemar C.A., Ecuador, on the European shrimp market (Olivier Hottlet, managing director of Pierre Hottlet & Co., Belgium, and Ole Persson, managing director of Johan J. Helland A/S, Norway, will hold forth on how to sell there).

During the evening after the shrimp session, there will be a Thailand Shrimp Reception cosponsored by the Thailand Department of Fisheries, Aquastar Foods Ltd., Surapon Seafoods Co. and Pakpanang Cold Storage Co.

Other speakers and topics for the conference include:

* International salmon consultant Jon Lindbergh, heading a panel (with members from Norway, Chile and the United States) on the world salmon outlook.

* Svein Nybo, president of Frionor Norsk Frossenfisk, on the State of the Industry.

* Floyd Smiley of the Aqua Group, Inc., USA, on the Changing Face of Aquaculture.

* William Frank, president of the National Fisheries Institute, USA, on the Status of the North American Market.

* Jochen Nierentz of the UN/FAO, Italy, on Developing Business in Eastern Europe.

* A. Elizarov and Mr. Spichak of the VNIRO, on the Soviet Fishing Industry and Mariculture in the USSR.

* Hellmut Stohr, general manager of Beeck-Feinkost, Germany, on East-West trading opportunities since the thaw of Eastern Europe.

* Phil Roberts, general manager of Protein Products International, Oman, on Oman's tuna and lobster industries.
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Date:Oct 1, 1990
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